THE TARIFF: Popularizer; Protector

To make Europe like the high rates of the Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act became last week the special duty of John F. Bethune, selected by Chairman Henry Prather Fletcher and his five Tariff Commissioners as their No. 1 representative abroad. For this important foreign post Mr. Bethune has had eleven years' training as secretary to the old Commission in the stuffy, antiquated rooms of Washington's Oil Land Office Building.

Mr. Bethune's job is: 1) to convince manufacturers that the U. S. tariff wall is not so high an obstacle to their exports as they think; 2) somehow to secure from them...

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